“Another baffling starting XI.” Arsenal fans react to starting XI to face Norwich City

The Arsenal team to face Norwich City this evening has been released and it is safe to say that it has not gone down too well with a lot of Arsenal fans.

There is bemusement over the likes of Nicolas Pepe not being selected and of course there is no Mesut Ozil or for that matter, Matteo Guendouzi.

Now, it should be pointed out that Mikel Arteta has no choice but to rotate his players, there is simply too many games coming thick and fast and there is no way that he can continue to play his better-performing players game after game.

It does make sense to me why he has rested Pepe for example though seeing David Luiz start is always depressing and I cannot say that I am over the moon to see Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin start.

That said, this team should be good enough to beat Norwich City at the Emirates, it really would be infuriating if the lads do fail to pick up all three points tonight against the Canaries.

Anyway, this is just a selection of some of the tweets reacting to the official Arsenal team

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  1. Why did we get rid of Emery?Team selection was a nightmare to him.We have another fool here trying to be Clever.Arteta is not intelligent and what would suggest so anyway.Average as a player should be uder23 coach first,managing Arsenal is asking too much from a rookie coach.

      1. Suep, I won’t really blame those muppets who have no faith in our coach but the admin who browsed for negative tweets, compile them, make it an article and post it here. He needs to write a letter of apology and send it to the coach.

    1. The negativity is so depressing. Mourinho and Wenger didn’t play to a high level. Management is a very different matter and since Arteta has been in the job five minutes I’m prepared to support him for a bit longer yet!

      1. Lord denning looking abit of a fool now though suep .
        I agree totally with your thoughts on the negativity,so many experts on team matters within the Arsenal fans .

        1. @Dan it’s only Norwich remember that.my mind won’t change,who can’t beat Norwich,is that our best lineup!

          1. And what was the score when “only Norwich” were beaten in extra time by the “mighty” manure!?

  2. Please don’t mention Ozil in the starting line-up. The only weak links are Luiz and Xhaka

    1. hope this will boost their confidance and improve their game. Rotation is required not to stress out the players. And we are at home to Norwich this could be the last chance for Kolasinac and company.

  3. Some people don’t realise the games are coming thick and fast. This is the perfect game to rotate, norwich at home. Can’t expect the best 11 on the pitch every game ffs. Good rotation is part of managing a team.

      1. He won’t Sue, he’s a keyboard warrior posting stuff for effect and then skulking away into his hole, like a weasel. Best ignore it.

        1. Thanks Declan
          It’s demoralising when treated that way.
          I’ll definitely take your advice

  4. Here is my takeaway from this. Chaka is obviously a key part of Arsenal three points, because look:

    Man.City-Arsenal: Xhaka subbed off with injury at 7″, 3-0 City.
    Brighton-Arsenal:Xhaka doesn’t play, 2-1 Brighton.
    Southampton-Arsenal: Xhaka plays, 0-2 Arsenal
    Sheffield United-Arsenal: Xhaka plays, 1-2 Arsenal.
    Arsenal-Norwich: Dhaka plays, 4-0 Arsenal.
    See the pattern?
    And hey, Arteta… please bring back Guendouzi!! Is this a disciplinary measure after the Maupay incident?
    COYG…keep it up!!!

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